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HSL is Agile
Manufacturing

It is the mantra that drives HSL: a company that has always been a leader in Europe,
and that is able to combine speed, technical perfection and beauty.
What is speed?

Speed is the ability to transform the customer’s will into reality in the extremely short time required by international markets. Technical perfection is the constant goal of HSL, a goal made possible by 30 years of activity in the European automotive sector, by the extraordinary skills of its engineers and technicians, by the vision of its founder Ignazio Pomini.

What is beauty?

Beauty is the obsession of making a masterpiece of every high-performance component, every lighting solution, every product. Beauty is the expression of hundreds of years of Italian creativity, and it is in HSL’s DNA. There is a common thread between the genius of the Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi, and the autonomous car: HSL has found it.

The Team

Our Strength

Christian-Päschel
Christian Päschel

Co-Owner and CEO

Dr. Frank Huber

Co-Owner

Mirko Bonvecchio

CTO

Antonino Nobile
Antonino Nobile

CFO

HSL History

1988

Ignazio Pomini founds HSL, then Stelit. The company is the first to adopt rapid prototyping technologies in the European manufacturing industry

1989

HSL launches its international activities

1991

first activities of product design

1996

production of the first prototype molds

1999

HSL focuses on lighting for the automotive industry

2004

HSL creates its own Design Center

2009

the global financial crisis triggers new strategies

2011

HSL’s lighting department gains central status

2013

first supply to the automotive industry through Additive Manufacturing

2014

a new approach to process integration of CAE/CAD/AM

2016

HSL becomes increasingly focused on mechatronic integration

2018

HSL speeds up its internationalization process

2019

Extend in-house engineering capabilities with optical and electronic design

2020

Ramp up manufacturing capabilities for small series exterior lighting under grey room conditions

2021

Introduction of HSL product platform with lighting & electronic modules tailored for special series application

Hic Sunt Leones

In ancient maps, the African deserts were marked with the “HSL” inscription. It was an acronym in Latin that meant Hic Sunt Leones: Here there are lions. It indicated a difficult and unknown territory, where only the most capable explorers dared to go.

HSL is not afraid of challenges, nor of facing the unknown.

Italian creativity
German mindset

Our headquarters are located in Trentino-Südtirol, a “bridge” between Northern and Southern Europe, with more than 800 mechatronic and high quality manufacturing companies.

trentino sudtirol
trentino sudtirol

Italian creativity
German mindset

Our headquarters are located in Trentino-Südtirol, a “bridge” between Northern and Southern Europe, with more than 800 mechatronic and high quality manufacturing companies.

Let’s work together

HSL is ready to drive client’ needs to solutions and achieve challenging
deliverables for next generation vehicle platforms.